Recommended housekeepers, nanny, cook available starting Aug 21

Béatrice Coly : +221 777034692
Cooking and kitchen chores (Indian food!), washing clothes and ironing. Salary 90,000fcfa/month for 12 months, one month holiday, and 60,000 fcfa for the new year bonus.

Josephine Himbane: +221 772730721
House keeping, cleaning the garden and baby sitting (3 year-old). Often helps kitchen chores and ironing too. Salary 70,000fcfa/month for 12 months, one month holiday, and 50,000fcfa for the new year bonus.

Aishiatou Balo: +221 781226236
House keeping including washing carpets and taking care of the dog when I am away. Salary 70,000fcfa for 12 months, one month holiday, and 50,000fcfa for new year bonus.

Renault Duster October 2016 for sale

Véhicule diplomatique à vendre /Diplomatic car for sale 

2016 Renault Duster essence / petrol


Price: 5,500,000 CFA negotiable

Diplomatic plates only (vente sous-douanne)

Contact: Joao; Email: Tel: +221 77 851 19 82



Engine – 1600 cc petrol 4 cilinder

Transmission – Manual 5 speed

Mileage – 38,000km (October 2016)



Front power windows; remote keyless entry, A/C, ABS, roof rack, CD player, tinted windows

Recent maintenance:

-Oil and filter change, July 2019

-brake pads, July 2019

-battery, April 2019 

Housekeeper Available

Domestic Help: Nanny/ Housekeeper- Fatime Ndiaye

Fatime Ndiaye has been an essential asset to our household for about nearly 12 months that she has worked for us in Dakar.  She has proven herself to be the most dependable employee and trustworthy.

She has worked with American families for over 10 years and comes very highly recommended, not only by me, but her previous employees also.  She can provide letters of recommendation that were previously prepared for her.  You can direct her to do things around your house and she will often take the initiative to complete other tasks, as she sees need attention.  Her childcare skills are impeccable, her ironing skills are excellent, good job cleaning, and she can cook, although this not part of the tasks I asked of her. She has shown up on time everyday and has only taken one sick day in total that she’s been with me.

Fatime will be available when we depart Dakar mid June. You are welcome to contact her now, so that she will not have a long lapse in employment.  She speaks fluent French and Wolof. She also speaks and understands basic English which is how I communicate with her. She can be reached at mobile #: +221.70.866.1656 or +221-77-457-7673

She had a security background check conducted summer 2017 and has had the MED Unit basic training session offered by the U.S.Embassy Dakar. She will be available starting June 2019

If you have any questions, contact

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT- Management Assistant When Actually Employed (WAE) (USEFM)

Management Assistant (WAE) Vacancy Announcement

 U.S. Mission                                      U.S. Embassy Dakar

Announcement Number:             Dakar-2019- 045

Position Title:                                    Management Assistant (USEFM, When Actually Employed- WAE)

Opening Period:                               July 12, 2019- July 26, 2019

Series/Grade:                                   FP-07

Salary:                                                  (USD) 36,725-(USD) 36,725

For More Info:                                   Human Resources Office


Who May Apply:                              For USEFM – FP is 07.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

  • U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required:     Secret

Duration Appointment:

Definite Not to Exceed 1 year.

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Dakar, Senegal is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Management Assistant.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Intermittent (Irregular)


Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No

Duties:  The Management Assistant provides administrative support primarily to the Management Section but to all Agencies/sections as needed. Contacts and coordinates with various Embassy personnel. Fills in for Office Management Specialists, Administrative Assistants, and CLO Assistants in their absences. Performs special projects such as COLA report, differential report, housing handbook, and ICASS handbook.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:   Two years of college education required.


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of two years general administrative experience is required.


LANGUAGE:  English Level III (good working knowledge, speaking, reading and writing) is required. (This may be tested.)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of MS-Office software – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. (This may be tested.)

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass security certification.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other information:

Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

 HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


(1)          AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)          AEFM / USEFM

(3)          FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **


* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance.

Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered:

  1. Follow this link to the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) Website at Click on the Announcement Number DAKAR-2019- 045 Management Assistant (USEFM, When Actually Employed- WAE). Click on “Apply to this Vacancy” in the upper left section of the announcement. Create an account or log in as necessary, and complete the application.
  2. Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.) into the ERA system.
  3. Review and submit the application.


Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Degree (not transcript)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
  • List of references (optional)


What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For further information:  the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Dakar, Senegal.


Things to do: Mosaic Class: l’Atelier Misti-Cadre


Located in Point E behind Auchan, l’Atelier Misti-Cadre is a mosaic studio where anyone interesting in creating mosaic artwork can go, no matter what their skill level is. Projects include mirrors, trays, candle-holders, coasters, etc. There is a small boutique in the front where anyone can buy pre-made mosaic artwork, perfect for decoration or gifts!

The studio is run by Isabelle, a French woman whose been living in Senegal. She speaks English and French.


Tuesdays & Fridays: 9am – 12:30pm

Saturdays: 9:30am – 1pm

Thursdays: 2pm – 5:30pm

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More information and pictures can be found here:

Facebook: @KamalMosaic


Isabelle’s Contact: // Tél : (221) 77.554.64.40